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Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.

al′ka·les′cence, al′ka·les′cen·cy n.
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the process of developing alkaline qualities
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Magnesium phosphate cement was also used to immobilize MSWI fly ash, the reason of which was not only the alkalescence of potassium phosphate cement with the characteristic of dense structure and high strength, but also the widespread use of phosphate as curing agents.
The isoelectric point of Enterocin Y31 was 8.25; it was stable in both acidity and alkalescence conditions; hence, Enterocin Y31 has a broad application prospect (not published).
Moreover, when these sites were alkalescence amino acid, the P7 fragment showed higher affinity with aptamers than those neutral amino acids or acidic amino acids, suggesting the specific recognition ability of the aptamer to these sites of E2.